Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Wu Xing: The Five Corners of a Circle

Wu xing – directly translating to “five elements” – is an ancient Chinese philosophy that encompasses five phases of the universe’s ongoing existence and...

Rise of an Authoritarian Leader: Ferdinand Marcos

By Elyssa Yong By far one of the most notorious families in the Philippines, Ferdinand Marcos and his wife, Imelda Marcos, made their mark on...

The Road to Independence: Burma (1945 – 1962)

From the 1962 Democracy Protests, through the 1974 U Thant Crisis, the 1988 Uprising, and the 2007 Saffron Revolution, to the 2021 Spring Revolution, Myanmar has fought against the whims of its military leaders and suffered at the hands of the army. To make sense of the tumultuous events of the past six decades, we must understand the complex politics and power struggles that have dominated this country once known as Burma.

King Tamar, the Caucasian Queen

In a world dominated by men, and where education, political power and military strength – all the preserves of men – were the most highly prized of attributes, any ruler who possessed them would be a king. Now and then however, history throws a curve ball. King Tamar was a woman and a great one too.

River Pollution: The Dark Waters of Asia

The ancient Greeks believed that there were six main rivers that flow from the living world into the Underworld. Like the river Styx flowing...

Walk On The Wild Side: The Wakhan Corridor

Sandwiched between the mountains of the Hindu Kush and Karakoram, the Wakhan Corridor linking Afghanistan and China played a vital role in the 19th-century...

Asian Geographic Images of Asia Monthly Competition September 2020 Winners and Finalists

The ASIAN Geographic's Images of Asia (IOA) 2020 photography competition, exhibits the work of photographers from all across Asia. We have received stunning photos...

The S.E.A. Write Award Ceremony

A Prestigious ASEAN Award Presented to the 2016-18 Winners Since 1979, the S.E.A. Write Award, or the Southeast Asian Writers Award, has been presented annually...

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